I don’t think any CEO (or, for that matter, any layperson) would disagree with me if I said that being trusted is a powerful asset for a business. It makes sense that if you are in business, you would want your customers, employees, shareholders, the regulators, the man on the street and media to...
Hierarchies are now flatter and more flexible. Authority and communication run in both directions.
Good news: ASEAN economies might see a bonanza of new jobs. Bad news: without bold reforms people will lack the skills to fill these positions.
Following the Great Recession, public finance remains high on the global policy agenda. The expansionary monetary policy and quantitative easing of the major central banks, including the latecomer European Central Bank (ECB), have taken immediate collapse off the agenda and provided a lifeline to...
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion, including intergenerational mobility and who gains most from globalization.
A bottom-up and concerted effort by the LDCs and their trade and development partners will help to create an environment that is better at meeting the goal of graduation.
With circular economy thinking, the future of construction can be both highly profitable and sustainable.
Europe would do well to ensure refugees are best able to integrate – not only out of compassion, but also to enable them to contribute to their new host countries - as workers, as tax-payers and as consumers.
Fast-growing religion; DNA-scarring poverty, winning the refugee debate and other top stories from the last seven days.
While the government could push for equal pay or more incentives for girls to continue on to secondary schooling, businesses and civil society organizations need to lead the advocacy towa...
Established in late 2015 by ASEAN, the AEC has been seen as a way to promote economic, political, social and cultural cooperation across the region.
Success is determined by having a clear vision for where the company is going – and the mindset, skills and capabilities to drive the company towards those goals.
With strong fundamentals in many areas, targeted policy action on its remaining points of weakness could make Malaysia even better positioned to deliver strong economic growth with social...
At some level, unemployment will likely always exist – in South-East Asia as well as other parts of the world. It’s how the situation is managed that is important, and there are actions t...
Education in East Asia has taken a giant leap forward in recent years. But for students, academic excellence may not be enough, argues Vikas Pota.
Three aspects of the ASEAN growth experience that can provide useful lessons for Africa.
Four industry leaders share progress and insights on how their partnerships are transforming South-East Asia’s agriculture systems.
Technology could allow cities in South-East Asia to leap over current constraints to greater efficiency. However, it is clear that alongside the many positive indications, there are chall...
Hypergrowth is not a happy accident – it is not the outcome of people with bright ideas and positive market forces that ‘just happen’ to converge at one point in time.
We live in a world where crises are increasing. What have we learned about how corporations can help?
Top leadership stories from the past seven days.
On paper we have made great strides in fighting corruption. Nonetheless, citizens feel a disconnect. Why?
Would you take a ride in a self-driving car? They could soon be coming to a city near you.
Companies from all sectors across the globe are embracing “Industry 4.0”, or business in the digital age.
Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies in the construction industry.
While we recognize the historical rationale of GDP and its unintentional shortcomings, it's time for an alternative.
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With strong fundamentals in many areas, targeted policy action on its remaining points of weakness could make Malaysia even better positioned to deliver strong economic growth with social inclusion.